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Police: Man faces manslaughter charges in three-vehicle crash on Broadway

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Posted at 7:58 PM, Jun 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-12 19:04:57-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson Police are investigating a three-vehicle serious-injury crash that happened on Broadway Boulevard near Jessica Avenue Friday evening.

Around 5:45 p.m., officers responded to the area of N. Jessica Ave. and E. Broadway Blvd. for a report of a three-vehicle serious-injury crash, according to the department. Upon arrival, officers found a white 2000 Toyota Corolla, a black 2016 Dodge Charger and a black 2018 Audi Q5.

Shortly after, Tucson Fire medics arrived and took two passengers from the Toyota to the hospital with life-threatening injures, police say. One of the passengers died, moments after arriving at the hospital. She has been identified as 67- year-old Joy Lynn Jacobs. Next of kin was notified.

Detectives responded to continue the investigation, where it was learned that the Toyota Corolla was making a left-turn from eastbound Broadway onto northbound Jessica, according to the department. The Dodge Charger was traveling westbound on Broadway through the intersection when the Corolla turned in from of the Charger, and ultimately striking the Corolla.

During that time, the Corolla lost control of the vehicle and hit the Audi that was stopped at a red light southbound on Jessica, according to the department.

A DUI officer determined that the driver of the Corolla was impaired at the time of the crash. He has been identified as 39- year-old Christopher Paul Myers.

Police say failing to yield while attempting to make a left-turn and impaired driving are the major contributing factors of the collision.

Myers is charged with manslaughter, criminal damage and aggravated assault. He was booked into Pima County Jail.

On July 12, detectives were informed that the second passenger of the white 2000 Toyota Corolla died from his injuries, according to TPD. The second passenger has been identified as 39-year-old Peter James Andrade. Next of kin was notified.

The investigation is ongoing.